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Silly Sunday Sand Dance.

By lifesnapper  
Hi all and a very BIG thank you for your much appreciated votes and comments on my 'Shades In The Shade' image. A special thanks also to Colleen for her much treasured UA, THANK YOU! Smile

Today, it's back to Rochester high street for another entertainment treat. I remember my old dad used to love the sand dance and from time to time on a program called 'Sunday Night at the London Palladium,' (In black and white and through a snow storm on the screen,) there would be a sand dance group featured. And that was as far back as when Tommy Trinder hosted the showSmile Seeing it performed always makes me smile and think of my dad so I was well pleased to see these guys doing it on the day.Smile
The front wheel of the policeman's bike had a mind of its own and went off at all angles, goodness knows how he managed to keep it going.Smile I seem to remember a clown riding a similar one in Billy Smarts Circus when I was a kid.
Any way, back to the 21st century and my very best wishes to you all,


Tags: Street Rochester high street Sand dance

Voters: IreneClarke, debu, MadVillPics and 49 more

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IreneClarke Plus
5 1.3k 2 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2018 7:32AM
Love the expression on the policeman's face
Great captureGrinGrinGrinGrin
28 Jan 2018 8:38AM
A wonderful trip down memory lane for you, John!
I love the policeman's expression as he watches those 'whirling dervishes'!!

woolybill1 Plus
14 34 76 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2018 9:08AM

Quote:a sand dance group

Wilson, Keppel and Betty
Recently, Frank Skinner and Suzy Klein attempted to recreate this in the second programme of the series "What a Performance" - interesting history and hilarious as well as nostalgic. It's already been repeated on BBC4.
There wasn't a policeman in the act Wink
Happy Sunday, John Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.4k 2294 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2018 9:09AM
I love the policeman's face.
capto Plus
8 6.4k 21 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2018 9:22AM
I remember it well.SmileSmileSmileSmile
28 Jan 2018 9:24AM
A great shot and wonderful memories John. Pam
28 Jan 2018 9:29AM
Love it - I would suggest that the participants should be wearing socks and open toed sandals to set the whole scene off:Tongue
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2018 9:58AM
Great memories for me as well John.A wonderful scene, and the policeman is entering into the fun.
Peter GrinGrin
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
28 Jan 2018 9:58AM

Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2018 10:23AM
What fun John! Love the image, well seen... GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Isabel GrinGrin
RLF Plus
10 18 4 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2018 10:25AM
Cherish the happy times and memories John ... until they start taxing them anyway!Wink
DaveNewbury 3 5 3 England
28 Jan 2018 10:25AM
Cracking shot John
28 Jan 2018 10:48AM
Great fun, John, looks a hoot Wink Wink

Nikonuser1 Plus
8 165 16 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2018 11:30AM
Remember it on TV John, a great capture SmileSmile

Sue_R 14 11 6 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2018 11:59AM
Great fun image and brings back happy memories for me too. I remember my Dad doing his own version of the sand dance in the sitting room when I was little. Just mentioned it to him after seeing this and he said his Dad used to do it and he copied him so you've brought back happy memories for my Dad too. Thank you Smile

Sue Smile
Joline Plus
14 30 59 United States
28 Jan 2018 12:20PM
Quite the interesting tradition!
adrian_w 13 3.8k 4 England
28 Jan 2018 1:28PM
I remember at the Glasgow Garden Festival in the 1980s there was a sand dance duo called "Tut and Carman."
28 Jan 2018 1:40PM
absolutely hilarious
and the cop's expression is priceless
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
28 Jan 2018 3:26PM
It's been said. The policeman's face is hilarious.
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2018 4:49PM
wee Willie winkie's are in town
what a great for the policeman..well!
looks a bit like our Dave!
28 Jan 2018 8:13PM
Love it John. Cathy
28 Jan 2018 10:23PM
Made me smile John..Lin
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2018 1:42AM
Great shot, such fun.
29 Jan 2018 3:18AM
Great laugh John .I needed that today with the winter doldrums trying to creep in . The Copper`s expression conveys all the wackiness about
cheers walt
29 Jan 2018 3:21AM
Forgot to throw the Steely dan line in ``Ain`t never gonna do it without your fez on`` from their song The Fez
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
29 Jan 2018 9:54AM
Sezz 15 619 15 England
16 Feb 2018 3:31PM
This made me smile John - fab' scene and just love te expression on the policeman's face Wink

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